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Where do I belong? part 1

I was born in Fremantle West Australia in October 1938.
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Where do I belong? part 2

Whenever we cousins from either side of the family got together however, I was always singled out.
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Where do I belong? part 3

Because I was adopted the court made me a ward of the State and appointed my Mother as guardian.
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Where do I belong? part 4

We were living in Mt Lawley when at 15 I went off to Perth Technical College
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Where do I belong? part 5

During a trip back to Perth in 1957 to visit my Grandmother, Uncle Alan arranged for a welfare officer from the Children’s court to interview me
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Where do I belong? part 6

I married when I was 22 - and what a powerful moment it was when I held my firstborn daughter in my arms, looking for the first time on someone who did ‘belong’.
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